Clostridium difficile infection in infants and children.

TitleClostridium difficile infection in infants and children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSchutze GE, Willoughby RE
Corporate AuthorsCommittee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics
JournalPediatrics
Volume131
Issue1
Pagination196-200
Date Published2013 Jan
ISSN1098-4275
KeywordsAcademies and Institutes, Child, Clostridium difficile, Clostridium Infections, Hand Disinfection, Health Policy, Humans, Infant, Pediatrics
Abstract

Infections caused by Clostridium difficile in hospitalized children are increasing. The recent publication of clinical practice guidelines for C difficile infection in adults did not address issues that are specific to children. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide the pediatrician with updated information and recommendations about C difficile infections affecting pediatric patients.

DOI10.1542/peds.2012-2992
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID23277317